Sentencing continues in connection with Operation Buckshot

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Springfield, Mo. has announced that sentencing continues in federal court for defendants connected to Operation Buckshot, a multi-agency investigation into a large-scale drug-trafficking conspiracy that involved the distribution of methamphetamine from California through Kansas City, Mo., and into southwest Missouri. That successful investigation resulted in the seizure of more than 38 pounds of methamphetamine, in excess of $100,000, four vehicles and 89 firearms, along with more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition and blasting caps. Numerous federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in both Missouri and Kansas participated in Operation Buckshot.

Among those recently sentenced is Zachery Erwin, Nevada, who was sentenced to four years and six months in prison without parole, and a fine of $17,500, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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